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Perhaps the most exciting trend today in the world of automotive engineering is the worldwide push toward greener cars -- high-tech automobiles using environmentally friendly and economically sensible technologies such as hybrids, electrics, high-mileage diesels, fuel cells, hydrogen, biogas, and many others. Here they are, or click for a full listing of our green car resources.

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2013 Chevrolet Volt review, specs, photos, features

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The new 2013 Chevrolet Volt extended range EV

The Chevrolet Volt has established an entirely new segment in the global automotive market. It is a five-door, four-passenger car designed to provide the fuel-saving and emissions-reducing benefits of an electric vehicle without the range limitations associated with all-electric vehicles.

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With numerous awards that include prestigious North American Car of the Year and European Car of the Year honors – as well as a loyal and passionate customer base – the innovative Volt is bringing new customers into Chevrolet dealerships.

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2013 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid review, specs, photos, features

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The new 2013 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid luxury sedan

There are many hybrids on the market, but none of them can match the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid.

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The world's first diesel plug-in hybrid is Volvo Car Corporation's most technically advanced model ever - an electric car, hybrid car and muscle-car all rolled into one. At the mere touch of a button you can choose which of your three cars you want to drive at any given moment in time.

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The production version of the V60 Plug-in Hybrid will be launched in just one colour - Electric Silver. Sales get under way at the start of 2012, and the first cars will be built in the autumn of that year.

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2013 Volvo V40 Cross Country (D2, D3, D4, T4, T5) review, specs, photos, features

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The new 2013 Volvo V40 Cross Country luxury crossover

Volvo Car Corporation paved the way for a totally new segment with the V70 Cross Country already in 1997. Now, 15 years later, the new Volvo V40 Cross Country brings the unique blend of capable ruggedness and expressive elegance up to a new altitude by establishing a Cross Country in the Premium C-segment.

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"The new V40 Cross Country is built on the heritage that started with the V70 Cross Country back in 1997. It is designed for those who want a sense of adventure in their everyday life," says Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy & Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Car Corporation. He adds: "And when you want a break from the city, it is capable enough to take you and your gear to your favourite adventure and back. However, you still need to climb the mountain yourself,"

2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT review, specs, photos, features

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The new 2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT

For over three decades, the Volkswagen Polo has held its position in the top league of small all-round vehicles.

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The original Polo made its debut in 1975; and shortly after launch, it quickly became a bestseller. To date, nearly 13 million units of the versatile Volkswagen have been built.

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Milestones of the series include models such as the Polo BlueMotion that is uncompromising in its sustainable design, and talented sports models such as the Polo G40 and the Polo GTI.

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2013 Nissan Leaf Nismo RC review, specs, photos, features

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The new 2013 Nissan Leaf Nismo RC electric vehicle

The Nissan LEAF Nismo RC, a competition orientated battery electric vehicle, totally redefines the image of zero emission cars.

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At the rear of the car, where the giant wing is attached, you can see the words "Nissan LEAF". For the powertrain of this machine, the same high performance lithium ion battery and motor are used as in the world's first mass-produced electric car, the Nissan LEAF. Despite the differences such as the rear doors, rear seat, boot, audio, navigation systems and carpet, you can tell at a glance that this car is related to the Nissan LEAF. However, the similarities between the mass-produced Nissan LEAF and the Nissan LEAF Nismo RC end there. The initials RC, which stand for Racing Competition, this car was developed specially to give a new meaning to the term "Racing Green".

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2013 Nissan Micra ELLE review, specs, photos, features

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The new 2013 Nissan Micra Elle

Stylish, assertive, energetic and loving the city. It's a description that applies as much to the Nissan Micra as it does to readers of the world's best selling fashion magazine, ELLE.

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In fact, the pair go so well together that Nissan and ELLE have joined forces to develop a special version of the popular city car.

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The Nissan Micra ELLE, which goes on sale across Europe this Autumn after being showcased at the Paris Motor Show, combines stylish looks, intelligent technology and a spirited attitude. It's the perfect accessory for today's busy independent woman.

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"This is far more than just a badge on a car," said Geraldine Ingham, Chief Marketing Manager for Nissan in Europe. "There is a lot of common ground between the Micra and ELLE with both the car and the magazine appealing to very similar buyers.

2012 Nissan TeRRA SUV Concept review, specs, photos, features

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The 2012 Nissan TeRRA SUV Concept

The Nissan TeRRA SUV concept, to be unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show on Sep 27, combines two outstanding Nissan strengths – SUVs and EVs – in a vehicle that is equally in its element off-road in the wild or gliding silently through a sophisticated urban setting.

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With an innovative 4x4 fuel-cell electric powertrain and an athletic exterior that projects an unforgettable presence beyond its compact dimensions, TeRRA takes sustainable motoring into exciting new territory.

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid review, specs, photos, features

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The new 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

Following record sales in 2011—the sixth-generation Jetta’s first full year on sale in the U.S.—the best-selling model in Volkswagen’s line-up receives a number of technology and interior comfort updates for the 2013 model year. Suffice to say, the only German engineered compact sedan just got better.

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New features and packages for 2013
Starting with the popular 2.5-liter engine models, standard updates to the SE trim include chrome-trimmed interior switches, new decorative metallic trim on the dash and door panels, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob, and handbrake lever. Additional interior enhancements for front-seat occupants include an adjustable center armrest and power-recline on both seats. Exterior enhancements include a chrome radiator grille and chrome window trim.

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2013 Lexus RX 450h review, specs, photos, features

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The new 2013 Lexus RX 450h hybrid crossover

The 2013 RX 450h features the signature Lexus spindle grille, an upgraded interior and EPA fuel economy estimates of 30 mpg combined for front-wheel drive models and 29 mpg for rear wheel drive versions.

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A full hybrid, the RX 450h can operate in electric-only, gas-engine-only, or combined gas and electric modes. The hybrid powertrain is complemented by EV, Eco, and Normal driver selectable modes, plus a new Sport mode which helps fully exploit powertrain capabilities.

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2013 Lexus LS 460 (LS 460 L, LS 460 F SPORT, LS 600h L Hybrid) review, specs, photos, features

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The new 2013 Lexus LS 460 luxury sedan

With its dynamic handling, bold new design and superior craftsmanship, the 2013 LS flagship models hail the future of the Lexus brand as it embarks on its third decade in the premium luxury category.

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Find more new 2013 Lexus LS 460 F Sport pictures in our 2013 Lexus LS 460 F Sport photo gallery (33 photos)

Find more new 2013 Lexus LS 600h L Hybrid pictures in our 2013 Lexus LS 600h L Hybrid photo gallery (22 photos)

While retaining many of the qualities that have defined Lexus for more than 20 years, the LS reaches new heights with an exciting blend of beautiful design, modern refinement and advanced technology.

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